34th Annual LaFollette Lecture-Todd McDorman  

McDorman told his Salter Hall audience that baseball and the study of rhetoric became intertwined his own life after a sixth-grade media fair project.

'When I was eight, my father and I began listening to Cincinnati Reds games, and we began collecting baseball cards,' McDorman recalled. (His first card was of Pete Rose—shown on screen behind him in the above photo). 'Baseball transported me into a different world, and I began devouring information about it, both its numbers and its stories. It was a rich, if imaginary, world.'

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